Author: Beth

  • If life were enough, we wouldn’t make art.

    If life were enough, we wouldn’t make art.

    There are many reasons that artists make art. This one is my favorite: To create a new world to live in. A mini world, a micro world, a place, a setting, a feeling, a vibe. Because the world in front of us, that which we objectively see, is not enough. The world that we move […]

  • Ocean City, New Jersey in August

    Ocean City, New Jersey in August

    This post is for two reasons: First of all I’m learning to use blocks in wordpress (or the Gutenberg editor, as they call it.) and I recently switched to a theme which fully utilizes them: Twenty Twenty Three. I had avoided using blocks for as long as possible, because I found them to be cumbersome, […]

  • Geometric Abstract Prints

    Geometric Abstract Prints

    This week I’ve been working on geometric abstract prints. I like the versatility of them. Once I settled on a process, it is possible to do any color combination. I started with making color blocks in the Graphic app. Then copy and pasted them to Procreate, and roughed them up with the oil brush. The […]

  • Frida Kahlo Quote on Flowers

    Frida Kahlo Quote on Flowers

  • 5 Painters who are similar to Susan Rothenberg

    5 Painters who are similar to Susan Rothenberg

    This is an experiment, to see if AI, in the form of Chat GPT, can find painters similar to Susan Rothenberg. Susan Rothenberg’s style is known for its figurative elements, use of bold lines, and expressive forms. Here are a few lesser-known artists who share some similarities in their styles with Rothenberg:

  • Hummel Plates made by Danbury Mint

    Hummel Plates made by Danbury Mint

    Iā€™m trying something new in the Etsy Shop. Recently I came across a large lot of Hummel Plates made by Danbury Mint in the late 1980ā€™s – early 1990’s. It was one of those days when I was wandering around the thrift store, looking for any random object that needed to be rescued. These little […]